Call for Artists

— Open Call to Asian Pacific American Artists Who Work with Portraiture —

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian
Pacific American Program are partnering to create an exhibition of
work for NPG’s –Portraiture Now|| series featuring contemporary artists
exploring  issues of cultural hybridity and Asian American identity
through the art of portraiture.

We invite you to submit information about your work for the NPG’s
curators to evaluate before they make their final decisions about
artists to  include in the exhibition.  The exhibition will be on view
at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. from August 12,
2011 through October 14, 2012.

How to submit and what to submit:

Send a link to your website and/or concise information about yourself
and no more than 2 jpeg images of your recent portrait work (Jpegs
should be no larger than 250 KB each) to

Please be sure to identify the medium, date and dimensions of your
portraits. The curators will contact you if they need more

We are interested in all visual arts media, including painting,
photography, prints, drawings, sculpture, installation art, animation
and other time-based media, etc. but the artist’s body of work must be
focused on the portrait or self-portrait–a likeness or conceptual
project that references an individual or group.

Please send images of recent (2005 – 2010) work.

Information will be accepted until June 4, 2010. Artists who are
chosen for consideration for the exhibition will be notified by July
31, 2010.

Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
American Art and Portraiture (

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (

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